in which kris struggles with the dark side

Having a Royal Wedding and Anzac Day in the same week has me torn between the Empire and the Rebellion.

At times like this, there is only one thing to do.

Help me, Obi-Kang Kenobi.

You’re my only hope.

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19 Responses to in which kris struggles with the dark side

  1. Eyre says:

    LOL! I love Obi-Kang-Kenobi. I'm not so in love with the Royal Wedding. I know some Americans who are, but it just doesn't interest me at all.

  2. I live HERE – and live really really close to the drama of it all – and I am off tomorrow for a week – Can't stand it…

    I have a headache as well hon…


  3. Tam says:

    I just wanna see the dress and I'm not getting up at 4 AM to do it. I'll see the pictures on-line.

  4. Eyre says:

    I was but a wee child when Sarah Ferguson married Prince Andrew. Her dress with that A on the train was hideous. Hopefully this royal dress will be better, but like Tam, I'll just look it up online.

  5. Chris says:

    LOL, Eyre – I remember Charles & Diana getting married!

    I'm trying to avoid it all. 🙂

  6. Mariana says:

    Had to research Anzac Day… sorry 😦 But totally go with that!

    The Royal Wedding does not interest me at all. They're beautiful enough, but I'm feeling slightly bitter about the whole thing. All the hype for two humans hits my FU button.

  7. Kris says:

    Eyre: Obi-Kang is Teh Awesome, but stop trying to make me and Chris feel old.

    EH: God. I can't even imagine what it's like for you. It's bad enough here!

    Tam: Obi-Kang says no to the dress! 😛

    Chris: There's no chance of avoiding it here in Oz. Plus, the Mumma is coming over to watch it on my pay TV.

    Mariana: It makes you wonder what would happen if a Royal couple said 'you know what. fuck this. we're eloping and giving all the money we would spend on this wedding to charity.'

  8. Eyre says:

    Sorry. I wasn't trying to make Chris feel old . . .

    My veri word is stinger, btw.

  9. Kris says:

    Eyre: You'll get yours, my pretteeeee.

  10. Mariana says:

    Kris, EXACTLY! Makes me twitchy..

  11. Kris says:

    Mariana: It would make you even twitchier to think how much of your tax dollars go to supporting the Royals as well as paying for them to come and visit your country. Yeah.

  12. @Chris – I remember Charles and Di's wedding too…

    Kris – all I know about Anzac day is it involves cookies. The edible kind. Not sure how that relates to veteran memorials…

  13. Ingrid says:

    Presidents cost money too.

    I quite like the whole thing. But as my cousin noticed, I will be at work and not see much of it live.

  14. Kris says:

    Patti: Just to be clear… we don't actually make cookies out of our returned servicemen because that would be icky not to mention unpatriotic.

    Ingrid: So do local, state and federal governments. It's ridiculous.

    “But as my cousin noticed, I will be at work and not see much of it live.”

    But that's a cool thing, right. 🙂

  15. orannia says:

    Why have I not met Obi-Kang before? (What I mean is, where have I been that I haven't met Obi-Kang before 🙂

    ANZAC Day is…I still remember standing at Gallipoli in April 2001. I have not the words for how much it moved me.

    As for the Royal Wedding…I want to see the dress. I'm not staying up for it – it's way late here (although it's on terresterial TV). And I remember the Charles & Diana wedding – I think I have two coffee mugs somewhere 🙂 I didn't buy those BTW 🙂

  16. Kaetrin says:

    luckily, the wedding is at 7.30pm where I am so it's at just the perfect time for me to see the dress. Isn't that nice of them, thinking of me that way? 🙂

  17. Kris says:

    Orannia: “What I mean is, where have I been that I haven't met Obi-Kang before.”

    Nice save. I've been to Gallipoli too. Not for a Dawn Service, but still. It was one of the most moving experiences of my life and I will always remember it.

    My Mumma's family are Brits and I was just saying to her the other day how strange it feels not to have my Gran here buying us all souvenirs coins for the wedding. I have a number from Charles and Diana's. 🙂

    Kaetrin: “Isn't that nice of them, thinking of me that way? :)”

    Indeed. And it's even earlier here. 🙂

  18. orannia says:

    Thank you *grins*

    I was fortunate to be able to visit Gallipoli the day before ANZAC Day, so was able to just sit and breathe without hoards of people. I think for me the most moving thing was the way all the cemeteries looked out towards the ocean…towards home. My great-great uncle (my great-grandfather's brother), who I was fortunate to meet, was at Gallipoli. Standing at the bottom of the cliff looking up.. I'll never forget my time there.

  19. Kris says:

    Orannia: I did the same thing. Stood on the beach and looked up and thought to myself 'dear God. they never stood a chance.' I was torn between utter sadness, pride in their courage and anger at what they were commanded to do. As I said, extraordinarily moving.

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